University of Nebraska Medical Center

Neuroimmunology of Disease Training Program

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The disciplines of neuroscience and immunology are exciting and distinct fields in the biological and biomedical sciences. While these fields are traditionally taught as separate disciplines to different sets of students, it is now known that the immune system plays a central role in many neurological processes and disease mechanisms. 

This means there is a critical need to prepare scientists knowledgeable in both neuroscience and immunology, and their interrelationships, so that we can better understand and treat devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, myasthenia gravis, infectious diseases of the CNS, and others.

The Neuroimmunology of Disease Training Program brings together these two interconnected fields to create scientists who will more rapidly uncover disease mechanisms and advance treatments in neurological disorders.

The Neuroimmunology of Disease Training Program partners world-renowned faculty members from across the fields of neuroscience and immunology with graduate students to tackle some of the toughest questions in neuroimmunology. The program will help you advance and optimize your dissertation research projects, create a network of colleagues across professions, and prepare for a successful career at the intersection of neuroscience and immunology.

The program trains up to five graduate students a year, who receive support from an institutional T32 training grant funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.


Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience


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Daniel Monaghan poses for a headshot

Margaret R. Larson Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience


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Howard E. Gendelman poses for a headshot